Once you meet Barbara and get to know her, you immediately realize that she is proud of her Southern heritage and proud that she has called the Lowcountry her home for more than 32 years. Born in Nashville and raised in Chattanooga, she graduated from Girls’ Preparatory School. She then went on to the University of Virginia and graduated with honors and a Bachelor's degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt.
She raised two daughters on Hilton Head and taught at their school, Hilton Head Prep, for 16 years, establishing many long-lasting relationships on the island. Her husband, William Byrd, is an acclaimed builder on the Island, an asset that has been very beneficial in many of her successful transactions. As a long-time resident in many different gated communities on the Island—including Sea Pines, Port Royal, and Wexford, where she currently lives—Barbara is uniquely qualified to sell real estate.
"I provide the most comprehensive level of buyer and seller services in a true Southern style, where the truth gets told," she says. "I sincerely believe that direct and honest communication is the basis for any successful business relationship."
At the core of Barbara’s business philosophy is expertise, attention to detail, commitment to professionalism and service, and dedication to following up with clients. Her sincere approach to building long-term relationships and bringing added value to every transaction has made her a very successful residential real estate expert, resulting in multi-millions of dollars in closed transactions.
Barbara is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island. She was awarded the Distinguished Sales Award and continues to be a top producing realtor. She is a supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head and Hilton Head Heroes; her hobbies include tennis, golf, and cycling.
What Barbara's Clients Are Saying
"We have been looking to upgrade from a small, upstairs villa, to one in a gated community. Our realtor, Barbara Byrd, has been searching for us for over a year with patience and professionalism. Not only has she organized visits on many properties, keeping within our needs and budget constraints, but also helped us find buyers for our previous residence. She finally found us the perfect little paradise as to location price and comfort. We do not hesitate to recommend her and her company to any one searching for that elusive yet perfect residence."
"We could not have asked for a more helpful and professional realtor. Your help was invaluable in so many ways. You considered thoughtfully what we were looking for and advised us knowledgeably. Your knowledge of the island was very helpful, when we were trying to decide where on the island we wanted to live. We have also appreciated your continued help and support over the years following our purchase."